WASHI PA­PER EGGS

Highfields' Own - - CRAFTY CORNER - BY JES­SICA KRAMER

Step aside from the usual painted or dyed eggs this year with these easy-to-make washi pa­per eggs. You may wish to blow your own eggs as I have done, or use pre-pur­chased wood or foam eggs found at craft stores dur­ing Easter. Use PVA or an­other white craft glue and thin down in a small bowl with an equal amount of wa­ter. Tear the Ja­panese washi pa­per into pieces – make sure none of the pieces are any larger than a 5 cent coin or they won’t stick to the egg prop­erly. Briefly place a piece of torn pa­per into the glue so­lu­tion then smooth on to the egg. Re­peat un­til the egg is com­pletely cov­ered, then leave to dry. Once com­pletely dry, paint the egg with clear van­ish.

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